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T33cno

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My first club500
« on: June 16, 2017, 12:34:12 PM »

Anything for a laugh  {-)  but don't be mislead about how much time is involved!


I'm adding pictures here for would be have a goers  :-))

https://techno.smugmug.com/Club500/i-tWBp5FD


Found some grommet strip at work that trims the deck nicely  :-))






I'm just waiting for a steering servo


https://www.facebook.com/Techno100/videos/10155318777632593/


@ Stan  whats my number???
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Re: My first club500
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 08:02:21 PM »

I gave it a full 6 mins at full throttle to check reliability.
No drop off in power but the motor is almost too hot to touch, the battery is hot and the battery wires hotter yet the ESC is not
I can see why these races are only 4 mins plus lap finishing seconds.
My test was without hatch and cabin fitted and I'm thinking maybe some air flow could be introduced as even when capsized water won't  go up hill without a punctured hull


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Re: My first club500
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 08:18:59 PM »

HI T 33 next race is only a month away will you be ready? Pm me If you need a number

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Re: My first club500
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 08:24:41 PM »

I'm on holiday then but I still need a number
Is 19 gone


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b3LdMAqUMnM
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Re: My first club500
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 08:34:21 PM »

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Re: My first club500
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 02:34:35 PM »

Micro servo arrived 2.50  O0
All ready to run so might have to have an early doors practice at Kirklees in the morning before heading for Balne Moor  :-))
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Re: My first club500
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2017, 03:50:29 PM »

Does the club have a battery capacity limit
for racing?.
We use Comp Shop 3300's in the club boats
so everyone is as equal as we can make it.
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Re: My first club500
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2017, 03:54:03 PM »

Hi Ned
As I understand the rules the limit is only on voltage (7.2) and battery type (NiMH) . Capacity only serves to lengthen running time rather than increase power. So if you bought one of these purely for entertaining your grandkids the higher capacity is more desirable.
I also believe that reducing the percentage of discharge is beneficial to the lifespan of a battery. So a 50% discharge is better than running flat.
I happily stand to be corrected


Edit given that races are 4 mins plus lap finishing seconds either 3300 or 5000 will not drop off in anywhere near that time so 3300 is spot on if fitting a new battery for each round
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Re: My first club500
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2017, 04:00:35 PM »

We found on the second race some were slowing
down with lower capacity batteries. We went for
The same capacity to give equal power/runtime.
I use 4800's when the grandboys are playing as
it is always 'Hammer Time' with them :}
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Re: My first club500
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2017, 04:02:34 PM »

We found on the second race some were slowing
down with lower capacity batteries. We went for
The same capacity to give equal power/runtime.
I use 4800's when the grandboys are playing as
it is always 'Hammer Time' with them :}
Ned


As I edited above
Anyone really serious would fit a fresh battery for each round anyway.  :-))  I don't think the rules prohibit changing the battery.


IMHO only price is the limiting factor and at 17 5000 is a no brainer if they are for real
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Re: My first club500
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2017, 04:06:52 PM »

I must say the servo is bang on too. Ordered direct from China can be as little as 99p each. Club together and buy 10 at a time  :-))
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Re: My first club500
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2017, 04:20:07 PM »

I'm very happy to answer any technical questions for anyone who wants to build one. Given my limited knowledge I can only speak of my own method.
I've used epoxy for the stern tube, rudder support, equipment shelf and stern tube front support.
I used the official alignment tool and found the best way to facilitate this was to separate the front support from the motor mount and fix as two separate tasks.
My motor mount is sat on Sikaflex 512 as it actually needs quite a lift to be in perfect line.
I also used 512 to attach the deck to the hull.
The grommet strip around the deck is perfect but I sourced it from work so cannot say where you might obtain it other than electrical wholesalers.


I'm already planning a second build
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Re: My first club500
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2017, 04:26:02 PM »

Number 9 here our club leader gave me some nice tips this morning  :-))





Serious AND fun  :-))


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Re: My first club500
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2017, 04:41:43 PM »

They are great fun and cheap.
Ours stay in the water between races
so no battery swaps.
Each club has it's own rules.
The boats and batterys were purchased
by the club and can have different drivers
each time we race.
Boats are drawn out of the hat so the fastest
if there is one gets rotated between members.
Just our way !


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Re: My first club500
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2017, 04:44:02 PM »

Interesting but doesn't that take away the individual pride of your build
Prop alignment alone is a major consideration so I don't think I'd be happy driving just anything.
Wouldn't work in Formula one just imagine Hamiltons face  {-)


Also who is responsible for upkeep and maintainence of these anonymous craft? Do they all have their own radio or is a session of binding required.
I really think I prefer my own boat
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Re: My first club500
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2017, 04:53:35 PM »

A lot of our members would never build a semi fast electric boat, as they are modellers not racers
We have hundreds of  families passing our launch
point every weekend and we thought we would
entetain them.
The kids want FAST not superb models and yachts
sailing gracefully. We give the passersby a bit of
a laugh as none of us are experts at racing but
we may get one or two kids interested and that
is what our hobby is all about


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Re: My first club500
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2017, 04:54:22 PM »

Cool  :-))
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Re: My first club500
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2017, 05:41:21 PM »


Looks great fun!    :-))

  Must make a feature of it next Wicksteed!

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Re: My first club500
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2017, 06:04:44 PM »

Waterborne Scalextric  {-) 
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Re: My first club500
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2017, 08:00:09 PM »


Looks great fun!    :-))

  Must make a feature of it next Wicksteed!




About time we had a national Club 500 competition, so many clubs racing them around the country. Wicksteed could be the ideal time & place.
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Re: My first club500
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2017, 08:04:14 PM »

Nice starting pens here at Bridlington  :-))
Good link
http://www.bridmodelboats.co.uk/fastelectrics/club500/club500.htm


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Re: My first club500
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2017, 09:06:13 PM »

Just  a few action  pictures from Kirklees M. B. C. pictures by kind permission of D Roberts.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))



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Re: My first club500
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2017, 07:27:17 PM »

Club500 purchasing tips.
Unfortunately the web shop is not sophisticated enough to process multiple items and adjust postage accordingly.
Best solution I have found is to compile a list of what you require in note pad whilst referring to the ordering page then copy and paste it into a text to their mobile number. I sent my list yesterday Sunday and received my PayPal invoice before the end of today. Job done easy peezy  :-))
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Re: My first club500
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2017, 07:29:17 PM »

My B boat will be bright silver hull and orange deck etc  :-))
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